Red Brick Town | Alexandria, Virginia's Best Neighborhood Blog
12/21/14 9:55am

For our Sunday Brunch links, we scanned, the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the most interesting stories in the you might have missed.


12/21/14 9:35am
Holiday lights display at Yates Corner in the Rosemont/Del Ray neighborhood of Aloexandria, Virginia

OK, as our readers are well aware, I’m a sucker for a good Holiday lights display. Click on the images above and below for a larger view of this really great display of Christmas spirit at Yates Corner in the Rosemont/Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria. IMHO, this is the best display by a business of the Christmas spirit in this section of Alexandria. Check out the trees above and the Christmas tree below. Well done!

Do you know of a good one we should snap a photo of? Do you have one of your own you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments below.

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Holiday lights display at Yates Corner in the Rosemont/Del Ray neighborhood of Aloexandria, Virginia
12/21/14 9:22am

An extraordinary home for sale with an open house TODAY in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia at 2050 Jamieson Avenue

This extraordinary 2 bedroom,  2 bath condominium is for sale and located at 2050 Jamieson Avenue in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. Check out the view! It has an open house TODAY from 1:00 PM top 4:00 PM. Click this link for a list of open houses around Alexandria, Virginia going on TODAY.

Via the listing

Luxurious, sun-filled corner unit, featuring walls of windows. Open floor plan with separate living and dining areas. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, ss appliances, and gas cooking. Custom pantry and master bedroom built-in wall unit. Deeded garage parking and extra storage. Private roof top terrace on same floor as condo with unobstructed city and river views. Immaculate. Move-in ready!

Contact the Realtor at this link if you’re interested in more information about this property.

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12/20/14 7:05pm

Sometime stories just write themselves. Given the amount of protests against the Police going on in the USA these days and with today’s terrible news coming out of New York, it’s good to see our first responders from the Alexandria Police Department spreading some Christmas joy in the Alexandria, Virginia community today.

Armed with donated toys from the Toys for Tots campaign and with toys bought with donated Walmart gift cards, members of APD’s COPs (Community Oriented Policing) unit took part in the department’s annual Christmas caravan as the unit delivered Christmas gifts to the less fortunate around Alexandria, Virginia today.

Here is their story from the West End of Alexandria to Del Ray.


12/20/14 12:09pm

Here are the top posts on Red Brick Town from this past week. In case you missed any of them, you can view the headlines below and click on the links from our most popular posts over the last week. This week, District Taco takes the top spot (actually a few…).

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Here’s our top ten listed from 1 to 10:

12/20/14 11:14am

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, Virginia

This is an update to this post.

As our readers know, the really popular Virginia pizza chain, Lost Dog Cafe, will be opening soon at 808 North Henry Street in the Braddock Road Metro section of Alexandria, Virginia. They are NOW hiring (and desperately seeking) delivery drivers.

If you’re interested in driving for them, please email